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franklin roosevelt started it in 1933. president obama arrived at the capitol just a few minutes ago. he will soon be announced to the crowd and seated. here are the highlights of today's program. vice president joe biden will take the oath of office first administered by supreme court associate justice sonia sotomayor. >> and then the crowd will be treated to a musical selection by james taylor and then chief justice john roberts will administer the presidential oath of office to mr. obama. that comes just before noon eastern time. now, following the president's inaugural address will be another musical selection. this one by kelly clarkson, and a poem by richard blanco. reverend luis leon will give the benediction followed by beyonce. she's going to sing the national anthem, she had a baby, and she's going to perform at the super bowl. >> not to be upstaged, hampsto pearson is at the capitol. what are you seeing? >> beyonce got a much bigger cheer than i did. it was one of the more electric moments that just happened a few minutes ago when she and jay-z came in. you just missed the int
of franklin roosevelt where fdr in 1937 said be proud you're an individual but there's also a collective. and you guys mentioned the word people, how often he said, we, the people. but this is, we, the people almost in a howard zimm people of america kind of way. this was about ordinary people fighting for ordinary rights, stonewall has replaced normandy. you know, selma has replaced iwo jima. there wasn't a marshal tone, this was about inclusion. >> he used the term we, and he used the term common creed over and over again throughout the speech. norah o'donnell was listening to the speech down there on the national mall. nor norah? >> and, scott, on that theme the president used the word together some seven times. a word he used just once in 2009. and i think you're right, this was in some ways a civil rights speech. because the president said, our journey is not complete. that's the message on this martin luther king day. and he said when times change, so must we. so i think all of those things are right. and he said, you know, it's not what binds this nation together is not the color
wants. franklin roosevelt in 1937 got in the biggest landslide in presidential history. the congress was more democratic than it had been in that century, has ever been since then, yet he saw the supreme court overruling program after program of his so he decided to come back and ask congress to be able to pack the courts with justices of his own choosing. they slapped it down, had a lot to do with that being a miserable term nap's what barack obama was talking about when he said overreach. >> james, i'm curious about potential powder kegs here. without thinking about things like natural disasters that could come along, what are things that you see as potentially plaguing this second term? does the arab spring and some negative fallout from that terrorism, anything else just -- >> bypass the natural disaster piece so quickly because i think that climb change is something that is not as random as we think it is. so this administration, because i think it owes it to the folk who put them in place, has to be knowledgeable about how our environment is going to unfold in the next several
that circle. but i think as his term went on he was reading about franklin roosevelt, teld di roosevelt. i think there's a sense when the problems change the president that you look back to changes as well. otherwise, we historians would be useful if we didn't help other know what i mean the future. >> one example of this in history is that lincoln at the beginning of his presidency idolized george washington, thought a lot about him, but as the problems got more difficult, as he became in certain ways more radical he was much more interested in people like thomas jefferson. there is that evolution. >> so is there a concern that this president expressed when you had that intimate dinner about looking at history and where other presidents went wrong? >> i think most presidents know that in this off the record dinner. we won't go into a sort of a transcript, but i think you can see very much in terms of what he says in public and what he does that this is someone who, for instance, if you talk about lyndon johnson and the war in vietnam he not only know what is people are talking about but t
it a second time so now a third time, tomorrow a fourth time. you'd thing it was franklin roosevelt. >> he is president. >> that's right. he had practiced so many times for that moment. we know how he felt. so, matt, tomorrow, what will you be looking for? what's the first thing you want to be -- you want to make sure you're sitting and watching. >> i think the first thing you watch for when both the president and the first lady come out of church. we sort of get the first glimpse as they do that but in the end what we all want to hear what's going to be in his inaugural address, how will he address a country incredibly divided and went through a rough and tumble campaign cycle and struggles in congress. what is he going to say to congress and the country? many inaugurals have gone down very well. some have not been well. >> abc's jon karl covers the white house and the president for us and, of course, we all are waiting for that inaugural address, but coming up to this inauguration day, the president struck quite a confrontational tone with congress. >> reporter: he sure has. also feels p
of office four times as president, franklin roosevelt. >> he was elected four times. >> obama doesn't get to be president for that long. >> bunt this up. when we redid it four years ago, a couple days later, accident have to do it but they just did it just to be on the safe side is that why? >> here's why politics come into t as they thought about whether to redo the oath, they were thinking, look, this is a president who's been accused of not being born in the united states. people are really looking for reasons to question his authentici authenticity. so they thought, look, let's get rid of this problem at the beginning. let's redo the oath there is the photograph there in the mac room in the white house, done at 7:00 in the evening on january 21st and they eliminated the problem but one of the reasons they felt to deal with the problem is they felt his political opposition, they might file a lawsuit they would be in court. they didn't want to have that sort of uncertainty. >> did it, got over with and that is that he will be in the blue room today administering the oath at the white ho
this. she became a liberal spokesperson for the roosevelt family. when franklin roosevelt couldn't go as far as he wanted to, he would say, listen to my wife and that's where my heart lies. in another case where it can backfire hillary clinton in the first clinton administration. >> a crucial role michelle obama played giving that speech which was very well received. >> she helps to humanize him and provide that behind had scenes look at who he is and what he's trying to accomplish. she can relate to people on a level of shared experiences. she's a working woman. she understands raising kids and juggling work and family. and when people can hear from her in that sort of long form format and really have that conversation with her, it really electroifies the room and i think that's what helped changed the dialogue in 2008. >> in that speech that she gave at the convention, i think people forgot, you know, democrats were really a little bit down. she got out there and when she spoke, that wasn't just one of the best speeches of a first lady, that was one of the best speeches in american
little facts about our inaugural weather. wettest inaugural, franklin d. roosevelt. 1.77 inches of rain picked up during the inaugural swearing-in. almost .7. then the snowiest inaugural, william taft, 9.8 inches of heavy snow, drifting snow, strong winds. almost blizzard-like conditions. clouding up later. 30% chance of afternoon snowshowers. temperatures in the mid 30s to the low 40s. by the afternoon, we're looking for a high of 47 degrees. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. right on the mall, temperatures are a little above freezing now. generally in the mid 30s. elsewhere, still below freezing in many locations in the rural areas. it's in the upper 20s to near 30. we have clouds coming through. a mostly cloudy day with highs reaching the mid and upper 40s in washington. elsewhere, highs in the upper 30s and low 40s. windy and cold tonight. maybe some passing snowshowers late afternoon into the evening that could leave a dusting. windy and cold weather tomorrow >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >>
to franklin roosevelt's overreaching and historic change of the politics of the country? >> you see the congressional leaders for the country. steny hoyer, and we just saw them go to the capitol. >> we saw janet napolitano, and security making their way in. you were talking about lincoln in the course of this presidency. i want to pick up the pictures of him because they are among the most startling. he lost 50 pounds. he was about 150 pounds weighing in, at 6'4". >> the picture on the right side, abraham lincoln, only 56 years old. look at those eyes. of course, the lincoln memorial there. martin luther king in the shadow, gave that speech 50 years ago. and there, we see, as you see more -- i think that's katy perry there. >> i believe it is. >> on the steps of the capitol. along with john mayer. we're going to come back. she performed at the kids' concert saturday night. we're going to hear from beyonce, and kelly clarkson, and james taylor, at this ceremony. they're having fun. probably tweeting that out. >> tweeting immediately. >> we'll be right back with much more of our inaug
anyone any. only franklin roosevelt has been sworn in four times before in the united states history. and roosevelt is elected. and inspect the future. >> you saw the live picture. we saw the president with his wife. his two children and supreme court justice john roberts. the one who is officiate fog. this is a private inauguration. and the official much larger one is happening tomorrow. tori campbell is outside and covering both of those for us. it is only the seventh tomb in history that a president has to do the private swearing in ceremony because the constitution requires they be sworn in before noon. and it happened efficiently. it has to happen by noon. as he is now inaugurated and the official one will start tomorrow. >> we look at the exterior shot from the white house. you must think. and will he bring up of popular issues and we have the state of union coming up naylor february 12th. will he steer and quite difficult visive right now out of the christmas break and what was going on in congress. and we will see. what the president has to say tomorrow. it will be interestin
as well as the financial meltdown, bill clinton was impeached, and the list can go on. even franklin roosevelt who seemed to be able to do no wrong in his first term badly stumbled in his second term. history says that president obama has like 16 to 18 months and he will really need the other side. can he turn the nation around? i don't think he can in the way he did in the speech and i think he will find that very quickly he will need the republicans, who were sort of left out, who got sort of hidden bystanders of this speech today. >> i want to ask you that. you reference the idea of jefferson complaining about the press and ulysses grant complaining about the reporters as well. the partisan tone of this speech, i mean, there weren't a lot of a attacks, but in a sense it was pretty partisan and wasn't a lot for the other side. is that unusual in an inaugural address? >> i think it is a little bit unusual and i think charles put it it adequately when he said that this is kind of a clarion call that barack obama is sending out and what we are probably seeing is the the most unvarnish
, not tyranny, a president, not a king. and the first step of the president, the oath of office. >> i franklin, del nor roosevelt, do somlely swear i. i george walker bush. >> do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> it's been taken over each president, usually over a bible with the eyes of the world watching. >> the office is the honor and the responsibility that is bestowed upon one individual to protect the united states, to protect the citizens of the united states, to honor the ideals of the constitution. >> george washington first added so help me god to the oath, a tradition president obammal continue as he takes that pledge once more on abraham lincoln's bible. our first president made a 250 mile journey on horseback and the nation celebrated a new dawn. >> this was the passing of power to a man who could have been king, but refused it. and then each successive inauguration was a celebration, even to today, to obama's inauguration, it's a celebration of that fact that twee didn't make our chief executive king. he wouldn't be a kick. he would pass it on. >> we
about our inaugural weather. wettest inaugural, franklin d. roosevelt, 1.77" of rain they picked up during the inaugural swearing in, almost .7" of rain. and snowiest inaugural, william taft, 9.8" of snow, heavy snow, drifting snow in 1909. cloud i clouding up later today. chance of afternoon snow showers. temperatures in the mid 30s to low 40s. by the afternoon we're looking for a high of about 47 degrees. >> good morning.ing on aroundt' a strong cold front will not the temperatures into the 20's tomorrow. today, a chance for some snow showers la >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. >>> our live coverage of this inauguration day continues here on nbc. yes, we are waiting for word on what michelle obama is wearing this day. but first this is "today" on nbc. >>> welcome back to washington, d.c. that's the first look we've gotten this morning of the president, first lady and first daughters as they got ready to attend church. they are inside st. john's church as we speak on this inauguration day. and we should just mention we now have the information some people
with the first one you have noted for us, involves franklin delano roosevelt. >> let's listen. >> my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into-- >> and that's interesting, because there was 1933 at the depression was on everybody's mind and everybody was afraid, so, what does he talk about? fear. >> it's a great speech in the sense he didn't get into policy prescriptions, he wasn't going to say i'm going to do this or i'm going to do that. or i have a 20-point plan. he spent the whole speech talking about the fact we need to get a steely resolve and see it through and talked about fear and said that's the only thing to fear, it's not about the future, we're going to be fine. one of the classics. >> steve: meanwhile, let's take a look at john f. kennedy's inaugural back in the '60s. >> our country and all who serve it, and the globe from that-- and truly like the world and so, my fellow americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. and
by franklin delanor roosevelt and a harbinger of his strength to come. that was the greatest inaugural of the 20th century. it brought back the american spirit at a dismal time, a time of deep economic depression and for many lost hopes. we have nothing to fear but fear itself remains a tier of american confidence. and later in that test of american strength, the second world war, people believed we would win out simply because fdr was president. for my generation it was john f. kennedy's zesty charge to the american people that became the statement of the best and brighter years of the 1960s. >> my fellow americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. >> ronald reagan gave the first inaugural address from the west front of the capitol. in doing so issued a manifesto of the area's conservative tide. >> in this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem. >> but the most recent inaugural address was that given by barack obama. >> this is the price and the promise of citizen ship. this is the source
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